[R] Removing trailing spaces
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Dec 22 00:36:47 CET 2004
Patrick Connolly <p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz> writes:
> Some years ago when I used S-PLUS, I seem to remember, there was a
> discussion about a simple method of removing trailing spaces from
> vector elements. I'd be fairly sure the same would work in R, but I
> can't find any mention of anything like it in the R archives or with
> There are ways I could do it with substring(), but I seem to remember
> there was something more elegant. I can find the strip function in
> the clim.pact package, but that trims everything after the first space
> which is not useful in this case.
> Someone please refresh my memory.
> x <- c("a b ", "dfhskf ", "FGF", "IUOI UOUO UOUO ")
> sub(" *$", "", x)
 "a b" "dfhskf" "FGF" "IUOI UOUO UOUO"
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